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  I skipped last sunday’s update, but I happened to be very busy, anyways here is a more impressionistic attempt of a water color sketch. I still have a long way to go, though. Also, where was I? Not at a place that has King Kong, that’s for sure, but the same company owns him too, so he could have. 

  
 ANSWER: Universal Studios at the theme park capitol of the world: Orlando. A very nice place, actually, though the sudden sinkholes frighten me.

I skipped last sunday’s update, but I happened to be very busy, anyways here is a more impressionistic attempt of a water color sketch. I still have a long way to go, though. Also, where was I? Not at a place that has King Kong, that’s for sure, but the same company owns him too, so he could have.

ANSWER: Universal Studios at the theme park capitol of the world: Orlando. A very nice place, actually, though the sudden sinkholes frighten me.

  Heres round 2: Where was I? It’s the House of Cards and they claim it’s on a hill, though it seemed too flat to there to be a hill. 

  

 ANSWER: Washington D.C. of course. A very nice city, indeed. Smaller and not hustling and bustling like New York. Lovely architecture, clean. Alot of rozzers outside the white house, though. Also, the renovation theme was present here as well, because an earthquake at some point took a right instead of a left, got lost and ended up in D.C. back in 2011. As a result, the Washington monument was decorated with tarpolin and scaffolding. Bummer, but what can you do?

Heres round 2: Where was I? It’s the House of Cards and they claim it’s on a hill, though it seemed too flat to there to be a hill.

ANSWER: Washington D.C. of course. A very nice city, indeed. Smaller and not hustling and bustling like New York. Lovely architecture, clean. Alot of rozzers outside the white house, though. Also, the renovation theme was present here as well, because an earthquake at some point took a right instead of a left, got lost and ended up in D.C. back in 2011. As a result, the Washington monument was decorated with tarpolin and scaffolding. Bummer, but what can you do?

  Hello? Anyone there? I’m finally back after three weeks of vacationing. And with it, some sketches done (some live, some not so live). And because of that I’m starting the segment called “where on the earth was I?” Essentially, I will post a sketch from one of the places I have been and you may guess where I have been. There are no prizes other than honour and glory, because it might be a bit easy and also because I am stingy.  The answer will be further down the post. Also don’t read the tags if you can help it (though it’s really not that big of a deal). 

 And here is the first sketch. Where was I? 

  

 ANSWER: The Big Apple, of course. The first destination of my travels where New York. I quite liked it. Only Times Square managed to live up to my expections of what the over crowded streets I expect. I loved the many massive buildings and the architecture. Sadly, I could only take a boat trip around the statue of liberty as it was under renovation after the hurricane last year. Restorations will become a theme of my vacation. Stay tuned for the next destination next thursday.

Hello? Anyone there? I’m finally back after three weeks of vacationing. And with it, some sketches done (some live, some not so live). And because of that I’m starting the segment called “where on the earth was I?” Essentially, I will post a sketch from one of the places I have been and you may guess where I have been. There are no prizes other than honour and glory, because it might be a bit easy and also because I am stingy.  The answer will be further down the post. Also don’t read the tags if you can help it (though it’s really not that big of a deal).

And here is the first sketch. Where was I?

ANSWER: The Big Apple, of course. The first destination of my travels where New York. I quite liked it. Only Times Square managed to live up to my expections of what the over crowded streets I expect. I loved the many massive buildings and the architecture. Sadly, I could only take a boat trip around the statue of liberty as it was under renovation after the hurricane last year. Restorations will become a theme of my vacation. Stay tuned for the next destination next thursday.

  The original title was to be “Dwarves are not for Tossing”, but I have a feeling there would be some UK residents who might have giggled at that title. Anyway, I drew a random fantasy dwarf this time around. This is my last update before my three week long US trip, så I cannot guarantee that I will post at the scheduled times during that period. I will try my best, though.

The original title was to be “Dwarves are not for Tossing”, but I have a feeling there would be some UK residents who might have giggled at that title. Anyway, I drew a random fantasy dwarf this time around. This is my last update before my three week long US trip, så I cannot guarantee that I will post at the scheduled times during that period. I will try my best, though.

  Disney may have made a lot of crap lately (at least on TV), but Phineas and Ferb is the gem in all the dung. I was quite surprised that I found myself laughing again at a cartoon. At any rate here is a character from the show: Perry the Platypus! 
 But that is not what this blog is going to be about. I am going to tell you why there was no blog post yesterday. I was at a conference thing, you see. It’s called Visuelt and had mostly international design companies and illustrators talk about their business. Interesting indeed. If you are a design spawnling destined for greatness, perhaps graphis.com might get you started. The fellow who runs that magazine/website had a talk at the conference and they had running contests, which never stops. Whenever one contest is over, a follow up immediately begins, so that you may always submit work regardless of what time of the year it is. Also, the guy loved to use photographers and illustrators, urging other design studios to take care of them and utilize them. 
 Another speaker was the Felton-guy, a.k.a. one of the brains behind the Facebook-timeline. After hearing him talk, I completely understand why Facebook would like to know everything about you. The dude was the craziest statistics nerd I have ever seen. He kept records of his father’s wereabouts through old photo’s, receipts etc. He kept track of where he was every 90 minutes, with an app. This also included what he ate, what he was wearing, whether he was working or not, etc. That is what I can remember, but he kept on talking for 50 minutes about what statistics he kept and how he visualized them in the Felton Annual (I think it was.) 
 All in all quite interesting event that was topped with some strange, but bland food from a new hip and trendy catering service.

Disney may have made a lot of crap lately (at least on TV), but Phineas and Ferb is the gem in all the dung. I was quite surprised that I found myself laughing again at a cartoon. At any rate here is a character from the show: Perry the Platypus!

But that is not what this blog is going to be about. I am going to tell you why there was no blog post yesterday. I was at a conference thing, you see. It’s called Visuelt and had mostly international design companies and illustrators talk about their business. Interesting indeed. If you are a design spawnling destined for greatness, perhaps graphis.com might get you started. The fellow who runs that magazine/website had a talk at the conference and they had running contests, which never stops. Whenever one contest is over, a follow up immediately begins, so that you may always submit work regardless of what time of the year it is. Also, the guy loved to use photographers and illustrators, urging other design studios to take care of them and utilize them.

Another speaker was the Felton-guy, a.k.a. one of the brains behind the Facebook-timeline. After hearing him talk, I completely understand why Facebook would like to know everything about you. The dude was the craziest statistics nerd I have ever seen. He kept records of his father’s wereabouts through old photo’s, receipts etc. He kept track of where he was every 90 minutes, with an app. This also included what he ate, what he was wearing, whether he was working or not, etc. That is what I can remember, but he kept on talking for 50 minutes about what statistics he kept and how he visualized them in the Felton Annual (I think it was.)

All in all quite interesting event that was topped with some strange, but bland food from a new hip and trendy catering service.

Here’s a quite vertical piece I did. It’s based of a concept I came up with and would be part of a series of artworks/prints that takes place in the same universe. There is no name to this story and neither do the characters. Because I might delve deeper into this story, I’m keeping the cards close to my chest.
Needles to say, inspirations have been Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Firefly, Ducktales, Carl Barks/Don Rosa, Tintin, Drew Struzan etc.

So here we are, with the first of three humorous spot illustrations I have done lately! First up is the delightfully mad scientist, who is extatic about his very latest invention, one that will forever change the lives of millions: The Key Finder! No more will you have to spend countless hours locating your key, for the key finders sports an unprecedented tracking system, with a 100% success rate. A prototype for a remote locator is also in the works, made specifically to work with deep couches.

Ahoy-hoy! Here we are with yet another blog post and we’re continuing the trend of last post by uploading some sketches. This time TWO for the price of none. Enjoy. I’m still trying to catch up after S.P.A.C.E. but I will post a three part series next sunday. Just some humorous spots. Will they make you laugh, giggle, shead a tear, smile, nod in approval, indifferent, or flip the table in anger? Time will tell.

  This week have been hectic, hence the lacking update on Thursday. And today will not fare too much better. I’ve just come back from the local comic book convention called S.P.A.C.E. (not to be confused with the final frontier). I sold a few prints, yay. However, I haven’t been able to have some art ready for this post, other than a sketch. It’s something, I guess. It’s a cockpit.

This week have been hectic, hence the lacking update on Thursday. And today will not fare too much better. I’ve just come back from the local comic book convention called S.P.A.C.E. (not to be confused with the final frontier). I sold a few prints, yay. However, I haven’t been able to have some art ready for this post, other than a sketch. It’s something, I guess. It’s a cockpit.